Sao Paulo to watch Brasil beat the Aussies....

Trip Start Jan 12, 2006
Trip End Ongoing

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Back to Sao Paulo to catch my flight back to Bolivia.
Went to a market where i ate the worlds biggest Pastie (Pas you would have been in Heavan!!). Afterwards walked along Sao Paulo´s main street Avenida Paulista before heading further into town where they had a HUGE screen showing the game. I was a lonely aussie amongst thousands of chanting brazilians who had to bite his tongue every time the aussies played some exceptional football! I thought the aussies played well in the fist half and a draw at half time was a fair score. The second half was all Brazil and was suprised they didnt score more goals (and that the aussies didnt get at least one in that they deserved).
I was also VERY dissapointed in the Brasilians attitude to their players. Only a year ago Ronaldo was a god, today he is worthless to Brasilians! When his image appears on the screen the crowds boooo and yell out ´gordo´(fatty) as he has put on weight and not in shape. And when he was studded (leg scratched by the studs of anohter players shoe) by the aussies the crowds were chanting for him to come off!!! Unbelievable! Hero to Zero.....

After the game i spent the afternoon wlaking around Old Sao Paulo visitng the Theatre and Catedral da Se (see pictures), a beautiful church set amongst Sao Paulo´s Praca Da Se housing (term used bery loosly as most sleep on the grass) many of Sao Paulo´s poor. The contrast of the riches of the Catholic church and the faith of the poor hits home here.

Last night i went to a great bar called O Do Borogodo, where a live band jam! Most are old brazilian men who play all Brasilian music from Samba, Rock Samba to Forro. It is a tiny place where the crowd bearly has turning space! Wicked!
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